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A letter of Cornelius Vander Meulen to his "brothers in Christ." He mentions the Dordt church order because it was an issue at the recent synod he attended in Amsterdam. He also indicates that he dislikes the controversy in the church and makes a negative comment about Rev. Hendrik P. Scholte.
Published in Ter Nagedachtenis van Rev. Cornelius van der Meulen, 1875, pp. 47-49 and in De Apostel van Zeeland uit de Dagen der Afscheiding by F. J. Staal, [n.d.] pp. 45-47.
Vander Meulen, Cornelius and ten Hoor, Henry, "Letter from Cornelius Vander Meulen to His "Brothers in Christ"" (1840). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 230.
In Dutch; translation by Dr. Henry ten Hoor.
Description of the document by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.
About the collection:
Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."
Digitizing the Van Raalte papers was supported by the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. The project was done in partnership with Heritage Hall at Calvin University, which also digitized its Van Raalte collections.